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Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris

(3.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Devoted to the artists, writers, and composers of the Romantic period, Musée de la Vie romantique was the Paris base of Dutch-born painter Ary Scheffer (1795–1858). For decades, Scheffer and his daughter hosted Friday evening salons, attracting the likes of George Sand, Frederic Chopin, Eugène Delacroix, Franz Liszt, Gioacchino Rossini, and singer Pauline Viardot. Later in the century, Charles Dickens, Ivan Turgueniev, and Charles Gounod attended regularly. The museum displays numerous mementos of these luminaries, as well as Romantic-era paintings, sculptures, and objets d'art. Put Musée de la Vie romantique into our Paris trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paris.
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  • This museum offers a lovely courtyard and café where it is nice to sit in good weather away from the maddening crowd of Pigalle (and you needn't buy an entry ticket) to enjoy this haven of peace. The ...  more »
  • This small museum has kept its old charm with testimonials from George Sand for example. Currently an exhibition "The eye of Baudelaire" is exciting.
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  • Definitely worth seeing, & no lines. They have a beautiful exhibit up centred around Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, with his poetry woven through romance-era paintings, plus original copies o...  more »
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  • Artist's retreat, complete with long shaded walkway, courtyard and outbuildings. The rooms are all decorated with authentic styles and materials. There are lots of artifacts to be seen involving the author George Sand and painter Ary Scheffer. Worthwhile if you have an interest in 19th century life in Paris.
  • The most romantic and idilic museum in Paris. The entrance is free. After visiting the museum you can hang out in the garden, there is a little coffee shop
  • Kind of interesting, but I don't think it was necessarily worth visiting during a short stay in Paris.
  • A charming place with a small tea room in the courtyard. The museum is tiny so it is a quick visit.
  • Small interesting museum, mainly focusing on Georges sand and her feminist past. Lovely garden when you can sit and have a wonderful cup of tea